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A 21-year-old female asked:

I'm 21.i suffer from insomnia and i'm sad these days. i have a really bad sleep programme. it would be bad if i take dramamine (dimenhydrinate) pills for some nights?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Why not start by: addressing your sadness and using good sleep hygiene. 1. Keep regular bed & wakening time (even weekends). Get up same time daily. 2. Use regular, relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath / shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfy mattress & pillows. 4. Bedroom only for sleep & sex. Put work materials, computers, & TVs in another room. 5.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Provided original answer
Finish eating at least 2-3 hrs prior to bed. 6. No caffeine w/i 6 hours; alcohol & smoking w/i 2 hrs of bed. 7. Exercise regularly; finish a few hrs before bedtime.8. No naps. Retire only when tired. 9. Find another time to write down problems & solutions.10. After 10-15 mins of inability to sleep, go to another room & read or watch TV until sleepy. Consider acupuncture, chamomile tea, warm >
Jun 27, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Provided original answer
milk or melatonin.
Jun 27, 2014
Last updated Jun 7, 2018

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